The meat that Americans eat for dinner is usually processed, in large plants in the Midwest, by an immigrant. When one immigrant leaves the plants, for a better life, hopefully, another immigrant often steps in. Immigration reform has the potential to dramatically alter that dynamic.
The World's Jason Margolis has an update on the Saudi-owned oil tanker that's in the hands of pirates off the coast of Somalia. The tanker is loaded with 100 million dollars worth of crude oil that was destined for the United States.
In today's Geo Quiz we asked which of these three passages, the Gulf of Aden, the Drake Passage, or the Strait of Malacca, is considered pirate free? The answer is the Drake Passage, off the southern tip of South America.
For today's geoquiz we're in search of an East African country that's celebrating 50 years of independence today. On July 1st 1960, this country had been administered by the UK and Italy, and became one republic. The answer is Somalia.
In Somalia, Ali Maow Maalin died unexpectedly this week. His passing is a milestone in the history of a viral disease: smallpox. Ali Maow Maalin was the last person in the world to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.